Friday Things: 8/23 - The home stretch

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[alright, so I'm still out having adventures, but it's Friday again so it's time to share. Because I care. I just hope that this time the formatting won't be all nutty...]

If you're into grammar or want to be better at it, there's a new iOS game out by Grammar Girl. I'll be trying it out soon.

New Batman. It's Ben Affleck. I'm neutral on the casting, though it'd be rad if he'd been hired to direct instead.

Lauren Orsini: "Maybe you're the reason anime is dying." Another excellent piece.

Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book is being adapted to graphic novels. Have a look at some of the pages.

The Daily Dot posted an interesting story about the Mako Mori Test as a response to the inadequacies of the Bechdel Test. Of course, it isn't perfect, but the concept (the evolution) is interesting.

"28 Foods Named After People" (Mental Floss video):

Third gender birth certificates in Germany!

Andrew Evans, NatGeo explorer, discusses how he stays connected all around the world. Great tips for travelers.

What are the most common clichรฉs in fiction writing? On HuffPo books:

[thats it for this week, since I've been spending more time taking it easy than browsing this week. Back to normal for the next one!]